Hello dear Mixxx community, my name is Sebastian and I’m a DJ/Dad from Hamburg, Germany who recently got into 3d printing and the maker community - hungry for a good project. After brainstorming some cool ideas, a open source DJ deck, or all in one stand alone controller came to mind; one that would support rekord box sticks out of the box and feel familiar (essentially a open source high end CDJ or XDJ clone). So I searched for open source dj software and stumbled upon Mixxx, which looks awesome and supports Rekordbox sticks already - perfect.
I want to design a product that feels like home for Pioneer users, which matches or surpasses the quality of players like XDJ1000, while costing a fraction and being super customizable and modular. It could for example have the option of being battery powered, making it super handy for those underground illegal raves we have to resort to these days.
Things are rapidly changing, and I believe creating a compelling alternative that incorporates 3d printing and can actually replace a Pioneer product without demanding any extra steps by the DJ’s (which means I can actually use them at events), could seriously shake things up.
MixxxOS would be a platform that would make it easy to build DIY custom standalone DJ controller.
MixxxDeck would be a Pioneer deck clone, to suck in the crowd and grab peoples attention.
I wanted to get the communitys opinion on this idea before diving in, and maybe meet like-minded colleges who are interested in making it a reality.
I think the biggest challenge will be to implement the UI to match Pioneer player, I want the same layout but maybe with nicer design theme and I think a “link” feature would have to be implemented - it would be super awesome to get a little official developer support when it’s needed.